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Hi' how long does it take trazodone to give an anxiolytic effect.

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In brief: Trazodone effect

Although trazodone is an ssri, so it should treat depression and anxiety, for most patients it is far too sedating to be used for anything except insomnia.
If it does not put you to sleep, it might help anxiety within 1-2 hours after taking it. If it does not help anxiety, try a higher dose, although this likely will put you into deep sleep.Talk with your doctor to find the best anxiety med for you.

In brief: Trazodone effect

Although trazodone is an ssri, so it should treat depression and anxiety, for most patients it is far too sedating to be used for anything except insomnia.
If it does not put you to sleep, it might help anxiety within 1-2 hours after taking it. If it does not help anxiety, try a higher dose, although this likely will put you into deep sleep.Talk with your doctor to find the best anxiety med for you.
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